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Union workers picketing in Frankenmuth 2024-03-18 [WNEM]

UAW workers hold protest 2024-03-03 [ClickOnDetro]

Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery workers authorize strike, union says 2024-02-17 [Reuters]

Labor Hero Shawn Fain Backs Flight Attendant Union At Delta Detroit Hub 2024-02-16 [Forbes]

UAW workers wear white shirts in honor of 1930s strike 2024-02-12 [WNEM]

UAW Union Members Honor Historic Sit-Down Strike in Moving Tribute 2024-02-11 [BNN]

Trump paid $20,000 to rent plant for fake union auto worker event: filing 2024-02-06 [MSNBC]

Trump and Biden go back-and-forth over swing state union's endorsement 2024-01-31 [ABC]

Share of Michigan workers who are union members 2024-01-28 [Axios]

Casino workers with MGM Grand Detroit ratify deal, ending 47-day strike 2023-12-04 [AP]

MGM Grand Detroit casino workers ratify record-breaking labor agreement, ending strike 2023-12-03 [Detroit Free Press]

UAW workers at GM’s Flint plant narrowly vote against new labor deal 2023-11-12 [CNBC]

Donation drive held for Detroit casino, Blue Cross Blue Shield workers on strike 2023-11-08 [CBS]

UAW leaders outline tentative agreement with GM in Saturday livestream 2023-11-08 [WLNS]

UAW says GM outlines EV investment plans, will raise wages for US workers 2023-11-05 [Reuters]

Autoworkers are the latest to spotlight the power of US labor. What is the state of unions today? For more info 2023-11-02 [WFXR]

Detroit casino workers to Lions fans: 'Please don't cross our picket lines' 2023-10-31 [Detroit News]

Flashback: In 1937, Detroit workers kicked out their bosses in hundreds of sit-down strikes For more info 2023-10-29 [Detroit Free Press]

Ford, UAW reach tentative labor agreement 2023-10-26 [NBC]

UAW appears to be moving toward a potential deal with Ford that could end strike 2023-10-25 [AP]

UAW expands strike to 6,800 Stellantis workers in Michigan 2023-10-23 [Yahoo Finance]

AUTOS Truck driver pulls gun on striking UAW workers in Warren 2023-10-21 [CBS]

Workers across metro Detroit are out on strike. Here's who is on the picket line 2023-10-21 [Detroit Free Press]

Hundreds of workers on strike rally in downtown Detroit 2023-10-20 [Detroit Free Press]

Detroit Today: Casino workers say they are striking for respect and fair wages 2023-10-19 [WDET]

U.S. worker dies after head injury at michigan LG energy solution construction site 2023-10-19 [Korea JoongAng Daily]

Workers dies at LG chemical facility after pipe plate breaks free, strikes ahead 2023-10-19 [WWMT]

Detroit casino workers prep for possible strike as contract expiration nears 2023-10-13 [Detroit News]

UAW strike update: Michigan Local taking donations to help workers who have been on picket line since Sept. 15 2023-10-11 [FOX]

General motors shares latest offer to UAW as the strike against the big three continues For more info 2023-10-10 [CBS ]

Detroit Casino Union Members Overwhelmingly Vote To Authorize a Strike 2023-10-01 [Messenger]

What happened the last time a major UAW strike came to Lansing? 2023-09-29 [WLNS]

Signs touting ‘auto workers for Trump’ at Michigan rally found to be fake – report 2023-09-28 [Guardian]

5 workers picketing in UAW strike hit by vehicle outside Flint-area plant 2023-09-27 [WZZM]

Experts: Shawn Fain's biting style is creating a moment, just like another UAW labor icon 2023-09-25 [Detroit Free Press]

UAW strike day 9: Negotiations continue after strike expansion to other plants 2023-09-25 [The Detroit News]

Letter: Hey GM, the facts are on UAW's side 2023-09-22 [Detroit Free Press]

Editorial: UAW deserves a fair contract, and fair media coverage 2023-09-21 [The Capital Times]

UAW local vice president discusses negotiations with Stellantis 2023-09-21 [CBS Detroit]

United Auto Workers to GM: Show me a Big 3 executive who'd work for union pay 2023-09-21 [Detroit Free Press]

PA Sen. John Fetterman joins striking UAW workers in Michigan 2023-09-17 [Axios]

US autoworkers launch historic strike at GM, Ford, and Stellantis plants 2023-09-17 [Al-Jazeerah]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's UAW workers strike over wages, outsourcing 2023-09-15 [Detroit Free Press]

Class Struggle & The UAW 2023 Auto Fight With UAW Members Frank Hammer & Sean Crawford For more info 2023-09-05 [LVP]

U of MI graduate student workers poised to end long strike 2023-08-23 [Bridge MI]

MI Amazon Workers Stage Largest Delivery Station Strike Yet 2023-07-21 [Labor Notes]

Amazon Workers Staged a Walkout on Prime Day 2023-07-19 [Jacobin]

'Nearly broke me': Migrant workers accuse MI farm of trafficking, forced labor in suit 2023-06-19 [MI Advance]

Ford Parts Workers Strike over Money, Safety, Discipline 2023-06-04 [Labour Notes]

Detroit postal workers protest over working conditions For more info 2023-04-29 [FOX]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

8-04-1911 An explosion at the Banner coal mine near Birmingham, Alabama, kills 128 prisoners rented to the company as miners, under a contract with the prison administration. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

18-04-1941 After 4 weeks of a boycott, New York bus companies agree to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]